A Short Course in Geology for Civil Engineers

Author(s): Dr M. Matthews MSc PhD FGS, Prof N. Simons PhD DSc FREng CEng FICE
ISBN: 9780727733504
Publication Date: 17 April 2008
Stock level: Low stock

£101.50

Format:Hardback
Publication status: Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234x170mm
Number of pages:310
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This book explains the process of ground formation what it is made of and how it behaves as an engineering material. This enables the civil engineer to work from a few first principles to determine if the ground is an asset or a hazard.It focuses…



Subjects: Geology, geotechnical and ground engineeringGeologyGeotechnics
Product code: 9780727733504

This book explains the process of ground formation – what it is made of and how it behaves as an engineering material. This enables the civil engineer to work from a few first principles to determine if the ground is an asset or a hazard.

It focuses on the tectonic plate mechanisms that give rise to the geology of our planet and describes the way these create hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.

The authors state that groundwater can be both a resource and a hazard and through this book they provide an overview of the origins of geomaterials and their engineering properties.

This book shows how to read the ground by interpreting geological maps and recognising landforms and their associated hazards, such as landslides.

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